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by hivue
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers
Replies: 24
Views: 5533

Re: TUI 737 weight incident traced to ‘Miss’ interpretation of female passengers

So the terms "Ms." and "Miss" were used by flight critical W&B software in the determination of final W&B (subject to captain's approval)? How did that happen? The reservations software might as well have asked passengers if they are "big" or "small," ...

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by hivue
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will require electrical inspection
Replies: 97
Views: 18817

Re: Boeing's 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jets again

How many AD’s come out that require immediate grounding? Probably any one pertaining to the MAX -- for a while going forward anyway. I have heard the issue is with the "backup power control unit." Apparently there are questions regarding whether it was installed with proper grounding (ele...

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by hivue
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: April’s fool: Airline edition
Replies: 70
Views: 8575

Re: April’s fool: Airline edition

the greatest April Fools' joke is someone spelling the day correctly. Thanks for your contribution. You almost had me believing it's not "April Fool's Day." A good April Fool's joke isn't so much funny as crazy but just barely believable. Then when it's revealed as actually a joke you sla...

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by hivue
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA flight had an "extaordinarily dangerous" takeoff
Replies: 24
Views: 9550

Re: SAA flight had an "extaordinarily dangerous" takeoff

then they would feel indeed, that the aircraft lied on them and produced an invalid Alpha Floor protection. @Simon thanks for taking the time to post to Anet and thanks for your excellent work reporting these incidents. A possible invalid activation of envelope protections intrigues me. Does anyone...

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by hivue
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA flight had an "extaordinarily dangerous" takeoff
Replies: 24
Views: 9550

Re: SAA flight had an "extaordinarily dangerous" takeoff

On takeoff, they nearly stalled it, and would have probably crashed had an autopilot fail-safe not taken control. It sounds to me like there is confusion regarding whether envelope protections may have activated erroneously and unnecessarily, possibly related to the FMS not understanding what the a...

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by hivue
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas / Fort Worth (DFW/DAL) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 10075

Re: When were DFW Terminals 2E, 3E and 4E extended?

I know that when DFW Airport first opened, terminals 2E, 3E and 3E (Now A, C and E) were not the entire half-circles that they are today. I believe the Braniff terminal, 2W (now B) was the only terminal that opened as a full half-circle building. Interesting question. What is the date and source fo...

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by hivue
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

aklrno wrote:
Automation is your friend if you know how to use it.


A pilot operating in modern airspace designed to meet the flying public's demand who cannot correctly and appropriately use automation is as dangerous as a pilot with poor manual flying skills.

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by hivue
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle
Replies: 33
Views: 2799

Re: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle

hivue wrote:
The airplane is pitched to be at proper AoA with zero trim.


Correcting my mistake: The airplane is pitched to on speed AoA with trim only so that the stick is in the neutral/ undeflected position.

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by hivue
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle
Replies: 33
Views: 2799

Re: How do the carrier landing aircraft manage to descend during approach with such a big positive pitch angle

The airplane is pitched to be at proper AoA with zero trim. There is an instrument the pilot sees in the cockpit to help keep him at this "on speed AoA." This AoA is producing close too max lift. Maintaining proper pitch angle is vital so that the hook can catch a wire rather than skipping...

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by hivue
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107489

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

A simulation of these two events should be saved to see if a pilotless cockpit would have survived. Yeah, you could do that, or you could do what anybody who watched the interview already knows: assume the answer is "No." In fact, a single-pilot cockpit probably couldn't have saved the fi...

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by hivue
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production Woes - 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 3987

Re: Boeing 787 Production Woes - 2021

When rates are being held low, the federal reserve is hoping the answer to this is "yes" and would like many other companies that are considering investing in growth to answer "yes" too. What they do not want to happen (but does) is for companies to borrow money at low rates to ...

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by hivue
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107489

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

slider wrote:
When were these blades last boroscoped?


Why would anyone borescope a fan blade?

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by hivue
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107489

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Not sure how you are able to judge the condition of the pylon assembly and attachment struts from that video - these are very robust structures that are designed to take a lot of wobble and vibration. I believe the pylon engine mounts are designed to shear before the engine vibrations get severe en...

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by hivue
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107489

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Without diving into the math too deeply Yes, I would assume cowl debris would be blown straight back from the engine under those circumstances. That's why in the case of WN1380 I was very surprised to see that fan cowl debris had impacted the fuselage at the row 14 window. The math involved may be ...

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by hivue
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107489

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

There is a containment structure designed to handle single blade off events. Clearly this was two blades off and something escaped that containment, but it's not clear how much energy it had when it impacted that fairing, which is not a strong structure. Why do you assume it was a blade that caused...

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by hivue
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 600
Views: 107489

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Greg Feith has a FB post with a still from passenger video that clearly shows the fan blade damage ... https://www.facebook.com/1620931826/posts/10222639525569747/ All good points. Contrary to what the Facebook poster says, I would say that a blade likely went through the engine which would explain...

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by hivue
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Regarding Chemist's post about a "sweet spot" for flying with and without automation, it reminds me of a conversation I had a few years ago with a DL captain. I asked how long the AP is on. The response was the company would like it to be on as soon as the nose in the air. But they said t...

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by hivue
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

and this crew didn't arrive at this tragic event without a lot of airline history that placed them there - history that thinks that [more] automation will remove pilot error without introducing new ways to fail No computer can "remove" human error, only attempt to compensate for it. It wo...

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by hivue
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

I believe AB uses the term "autothrust" rather than "autothrottle." How do they handle it? Airbus thrust levers don't move automatically at all. The AT just sends a message to the engines' FADEC, from one computer to another. I realize AB thrust/throttle levers don't move. It se...

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by hivue
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Sorry, I wasn't clear. Since the NG and MAX are FADEC equipped, are AT duties handed to the FADEC in those airplanes or do the MAX and NG retain the same system as the classic where the throttles are mechanically moved by the AT to cause the necessary thrust changes? No FADEC is like the electronic...

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by hivue
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Does this mean the FADEC handles the autothrottle (or maybe more correctly autothrust) duties rather than having a mechanical system physically grab hold of the actual throttle levers and move them in order to accomplish thrust changes, with the movement of the levers being just a generated effect ...

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by hivue
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Yes same, however the engines are FADEC controlled Does this mean the FADEC handles the autothrottle (or maybe more correctly autothrust) duties rather than having a mechanical system physically grab hold of the actual throttle levers and move them in order to accomplish thrust changes, with the mo...

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by hivue
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

It appears that we are trending in aircraft design to the aircraft having more and more automation to cover for human mistakes or omissions. While the safety overall has improved with further automation, the flying skills of pilots appear to be degrading as compared to when aircraft were more manua...

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by hivue
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

It appears that we are trending in aircraft design to the aircraft having more and more automation to cover for human mistakes or omissions. While the safety overall has improved with further automation, the flying skills of pilots appear to be degrading as compared to when aircraft were more manua...

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by hivue
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Speculation: The crew presumably knew the airplane had recent AT issues. They see the split throttles and say, meh -- the AT's acting up again and, making the mistake of thinking that back-driven throttles are a flight instrument, go back to their concerns with weather or whatever without consulting...

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by hivue
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal A320 hit by drone attack
Replies: 12
Views: 2910

Re: Flyadeal A320 hit by drone attack

asuflyer wrote:
it was impacted by a Houthi suicide drone.


What exactly is suicidal about a drone?

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by hivue
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 829
Views: 235240

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Any airliner rudder is strong enough to rip the tail off if mishandled... Rudders are certified for one full deflection, and back. Swinging the rudder back and forth repeatedly like the FO on AA587 did is a no-no. My recollection is that there actually were dropped jaws all over the aviation indust...

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by hivue
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A350 – three additional sensors on the upper side of the nose, but removed on newer aircraft?
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Re: Airbus A350 – three additional sensors on the upper side of the nose, but removed on newer aircraft?

One thing that's always puzzled me about the A350 (I asked the question years ago on this forum when the A350 was "new") is that it looks like pretty much all the external sensors (except static ports) are clustered nicely right around the nose. I'm used to seeing, e.g., the capt.'s pitot ...

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by hivue
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skycrane drops its payload onto California street
Replies: 27
Views: 5386

Re: Skycrane drops its payload onto California street

Did they maybe have an issue and pickled the load intentionally?

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by hivue
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing's patent on mounting large bypass turbofans. Applicable to 737 MAX ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5524

Re: New Boeing's patent on mounting large bypass turbofans. Applicable to 737 MAX ?

Aesma wrote:
I can't imagine Boeing will ever launch a new "improved" 737 version...


Well, they certainly won't be launching ANOTHER new improved 737 version at any rate.

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by hivue
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 vs 4 engines
Replies: 128
Views: 12300

Re: 2 vs 4 engines

It seems taken as read universally that 2 engines are better than 4, but why? Modern jet engines are extremely reliable. I don't have data to back this up, but I suspect that the ability of a two-engine airliner to stay flying with whatever engine issue is essentially the same as a four-engine with...

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by hivue
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2 vs 4 engines
Replies: 128
Views: 12300

Re: 2 vs 4 engines

It seems taken as read universally that 2 engines are better than 4, but why? Modern jet engines are extremely reliable. I don't have data to back this up, but I suspect that the ability of a two-engine airliner to stay flying with whatever engine issue is essentially the same as a four-engine with...

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by hivue
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49336

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

This leads me to wonder why Boeing did not apply for a exemption to that requirement? Because the MAX would then not handle in certain situations like the NG/classic/jurassic and need sim time for transitioning pilots or maybe a new type certificate, which Boeing and the airlines wanted to avoid at...

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by hivue
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49336

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

About MCAS in particular, do you think there will be more MCAS accidents? If so, please explain how. My own opinion is that it is close to impossible that there could be another MCAS-related accident for the remaining life of the MAX. MCAS is not required for safe flight of the 737 but only to make...

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by hivue
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47786

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

Tartarus wrote:
It's quite clear in the regulations that the limit is “250 kts, or flaps up clean speed, whichever is higher ".


So if flaps up is at 260 kts you can fly that speed below 10000 without having to say anything to ATC?

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by hivue
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47786

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

filejw wrote:
Another issue not mention is bank angle


They were flying runway heading for the whole event.

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by hivue
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47786

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-siCbCA_yE

He's calling it a "low speed event."
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Juan Browne's take on this is up --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-siCbCA_yE

He's calling it a "low speed event."

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by hivue
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47786

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

Push the nose down and trade altitude for airspeed. At just 4000 feet, trading altitude for speed is not an easy task I would think not, especially in a heavily loaded 777. That's why I suggested in my OP that those guys were darn lucky. But then maybe it wasn't as dire a situation as it sounds lik...

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by hivue
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47786

Re: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

Noshow wrote:
Another situation were some angle of attack display would be quite helpful to show the actual attitude.


AoA doesn't tell you attitude. It does what it says on the tin: tells you AoA. An airplane with a straight and level attitude can be at a large AoA and vice versa.

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by hivue
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude
Replies: 44
Views: 47786

Southern Air 777-200F Near Stall/Stall at Low Altitude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO3xmzoLzfI

Can't tell if they genuinely stalled it, but it did lose 300 ft of altitude. A 777 at probably near MTOW stalled (or nearly stalled) at 4000 ft MSL. Wow. Those guys were lucky.
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Haven't seen this posted yet --

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO3xmzoLzfI

Can't tell if they genuinely stalled it, but it did lose 300 ft of altitude. A 777 at probably near MTOW stalled (or nearly stalled) at 4000 ft MSL. Wow. Those guys were lucky.

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by hivue
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49336

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

In the current environment an "MCAS issue" could mean MCAS activating appropriately and in the absence of any hardware failure . I wonder, under these circumstances and with the airplane in controlled flight and MCAS disabled, what the new requirements advise that a crew should do. Maybe ...

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by hivue
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49336

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

Say what?? If they had failed to come up with a solution to their problem but still completed the flight safely that would be lucky. But they did come up with a relevant and effective solution to a problem they had never trained for and no one had seen before. That's good. Neither crew knew about M...

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by hivue
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49336

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

and the general public is not as dumb as many of you seem to think. Well, some of them are not maybe. Any bets on how long before you can have an app on your phone (for $2.99) that tells you whether the flight you are on (or are contemplating being on) is a MAX or not? Why would you need an app? At...

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by hivue
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49336

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

Let's hope the updated training manuals mandate a return to base if an MCAS issue occurs going forward. I assume you mean land at nearest suitable? . Yes, did not think I needed to be that specific. Understood. But a MAX crew with an STS issue would know the difference between diverting, returning ...

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by hivue
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49336

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

Let's hope the updated training manuals mandate a return to base if an MCAS issue occurs going forward. I assume you mean land at nearest suitable? MCAS (old and new) is strictly software, not hardware. It's a software component of the STS. I assume there always have been rules regarding whether th...

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by hivue
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49336

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

Frankly that first LionAir 610 crew were more lucky than good. Say what?? If they had failed to come up with a solution to their problem but still completed the flight safely that would be lucky. But they did come up with a relevant and effective solution to a problem they had never trained for and...

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by hivue
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 49336

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

aden23 wrote:
and the general public is not as dumb as many of you seem to think.


Well, some of them are not maybe. Any bets on how long before you can have an app on your phone (for $2.99) that tells you whether the flight you are on (or are contemplating being on) is a MAX or not?

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by hivue
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 116947

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

In AF447 the PF was doing things no designer would expect under the circumstances but they thought the PNF would catch it and work with the PF to sort things out, but their design choices prevented the PNF from saving the flight on his own and the desired level of coordination did not happen. I bel...

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by hivue
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 716
Views: 116947

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

I have payed zero attention to the MAX saga for a few months now. Upon returning to it I see that the "MCAS is a stall prevention system" myth persists, to the point where the Lion Air and Ethiopian accidents are now being attributed to MCAS failing to prevent stalls. From Tuesday's Dallas...

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by hivue
Mon May 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 740
Views: 193285

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

Speculation follows: A pilot who is understandably rather stressed by the situation might well push for TOGA and just hold full backstick. Which could lead to the aircraft becoming airborne in ground effect, slowing down because the engines haven't spooled up yet, then coming back down again and re...

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